Feeling Natural and Free

It's Friend Friday from Katy Rose of and we are discussing how natural are we and our we on this bandwagon. If you would like to see other bloggers posts please check her blog out.

Wen Fig Cleansing Conditioner

1. The move to do away with soap, shampoo and deodorant has been
growing in popularity in the last year. What are your thoughts on this
In my opinion  the "natural" trend has been happening for the last two to three years.

When you say "natural" you really have to do some thorough research.

Brenda's Organics

says that certified organic refers to agricultural products that have been grown and processed according to strict uniform standards, verified annually by independent state or private organization. Certification includes inspection of farm fields and processing facilities. Farm practices inspected include long term soil management, buffering between organic farms and any neighboring conventional farms, product labeling, and record keeping. Processing inspections include review of the facility’s cleaning and pest control methods, ingredient transportation and storage, and record keeping and audit control.

And one thing that I have found out is that certified organic does not mean that a product is 100% natural. All you have to do is look on the back of the product for the ingredients. For example, Creme of Nature Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave-in Conditioner has certified natural ingredients in it but the product also contains Petrolatum and Lanolin.
Creme of Nature Lemongrass and Rosemary Leave-in Conditioner

2. Be honest how often do you wash your own hair?
I wash my hair one to two times a week. I have naturally curly hair and my hair would dry out if I washed my hair more than that. I do not wash my hair with shampoo every week. I co wash using Wen Cleansing conditioner (my favs are Fig and lavender) or Hair One once a week and alternate with Nexxus Shampoo and Conditioner or Ojon Tawaka cleanser and conditioner.

Here's is a video from Chaz Dean and how to apply WEN.

3. Have you tried to go the more natural route by forgoing shampoo?
What happened? Or would you be tempted to try it?
I am semi doing that now and actually my hair feels less stripped and I love it. I recently read in a magazine that you can use a cleansing conditioner but you need to make sure that you shampoo and/or clarify your hair the alternate week because you don't want your hair to be too moisturized which is not a good thing because it can cause breakage and you want to make sure you get all of the excess oil and product out of your hair. Some of these shampoos and conditioners are more expensive but they last a long time so it's worth the money to me.

4. What products do you use and have you ever gone with more organic
alternatives? I have switched 90% to natural products and it's a great feeling.

Carol's Daughter Marguerite's Magic
Carol's Daughter
Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey- great moisturizer.
Carol's Daughter Tui Jojoba and Shea butter oil sheen spray- gives shine and a great smell to my hair.
Carol's Daughter Marguerite's Magic- great moisturizer for hair.
Carol's Daughter hair elixer- great for scalp massages.

Kiehl's Argan oil w Eucalyptus- great for hair, face and body.
Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate- smells good and feels great on the face and neck at bedtime.

100%Shea Butter- great for hair and body.
100% Unrefined coconut oil-great moisturizer for hair.

Ojon Reconstructor
Ojon reconstructor- great deep conditioner and has helped my hair in regards to strength and elasticity. Awesome product.

Giovanni Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner- this duo makes my hair so soft.
Giovanni Leave in Conditioner

Burt Bees
Bee Mine Moisturizer- great moisturizer.
Bee Mine Curly Custard- this product has aloe vera in it and it's great for getting rid of the frizzes in my hair.

Savannah Bee Blackberry lotion
Olivia hand soap that can also is soft enough to use on the face.

Burt Bees
Burt Bees Peppermint Foot lotion
Burt Bees Acne Natural Solutions facial cleanser
Burt Bees Avocado Hair Treatment

Jane Carter Nourish and Shine- For hair and body and smells simply delish.

Hydra Silica Hair Nourishing Tea mist
Hairveda CoCasta Shikakai oil
Hairveda Avosoya with Vitamin E

Bare Ecentuals
Bare Ecentuals Rare Minerals extra firming neck cream
Bare Ecentuals Rare Minerals face cream
Bare Ecentuals Prime Time Primer
Bare Escentuals makeup

Dr. Bonner's Castille and Lavender Soap
Trader Joe's natural soap

Tom's no scent natural deodorant- can't do without deodorant. There's no way I can do that.  Kudos to people who can but with the way I sweat during workouts and just me being me I can't do that.
Tom's of Maine

Tarte Cosmetics
tarte Amazonian Clay 6pc Passport to the Amazon w/ brushes- This is an awesome kit and I really enjoy wearing it. If I am on the run this kit can be put on so fast.

5. What about that daily shower?
Would you forgo that opting to shower
three times a week instead? I really am a bath person,and I only shower when I have to wash my hair. I love great smelling bath products but I really have to look at the ingredients because so many times I see sodium laurel sulfate so I use Nubian Heritage bath and shower wash.


  1. Great answers, especially when you break down what organic means! I shampoo my hair once a week, which includes a deep conditioning treatment and that's it. I've moved away from hairproducts containing petroleum and mineral oil and my hair is loving it. It isn't as dirty meaning I don't have to shampoo it to death at the end of the week!


  2. Thanks MJ that petrolem and mineral oil is bad news.

  3. You too! I'm a big WEN fan too. I started with Sweet Almond Mint. Then I tried the Cucumber Aloe. Now I'm stuck on Fig! I didn't realize they were for different hair types at first. I can use Fig and Sweet Almond Mint and I'm thrilled.

    I honestly don't care if my shampoo is organic or 100% natural. Some synthetics are deemed completely safe in small amounts. It's the heavy hitters like parabens and sulftates that I don't mess with.

    P.S. don't forget to stop by and read my replies to today's FF!

  4. Hey Michelle,

    I really enjoy using WEN. The Fig is so moisturizing and the Lavender is so soothing. Most shampoos have sulfates I really have to watch what I buy.

    I'm going to stop by your blog now.